What do the scholars of the Dīn and muftīs of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: I pray salāh on a prayer mat and have recently come to know that it mentions the name of Allāh Almighty where I usually stand. Is this a sin for me and what should I do with this prayer mat?

Questioner: Brother from UK


بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

You will not be sinful for such because this occurred without you knowing. Anyway, you should cut out the area which has the name of Allāh Almighty written on it and place it in a respectful place, and after this, you may use the prayer mat.

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri
Translated by Haider Ali

Read the original Urdu answer here: [Q-ID0659] Can I pray Salah on a prayer mat which has the name of Allah on it?

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[Q-ID0832] Why do people fold the corners of the prayer mat after praying?

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